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Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Hoegaarden, Belgium

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden colour with a sweet but strong and complex aroma. Formerly Leffe Tripel 8.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle from Peckhams. Cloudy Orange with large but diminishing head. Aroma of orange, pepper, yeast, candy sugar, biscuit. Little bit sweet in the taste but finish rounded and slightly bitter. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Golden yellow with great head. Smells sweet, yeasty, spicy, malty. It tastes much like Leffe Blonde, but better. Itís quite smooth and simple.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
The Leffe Triple is stong, with prevalent alcohol, but it is harldy different in flavor than most Belgians - it is salty upfront with a hard hitting bitterness that quickly fades leaving a slight stickiness on the lips and a longing for more high alcohol pleasure. The color is gold, nearly copper, and the head is large, big-bubbled and white. The extra punch of this brew lends complexity, but that is almost cheating isnít it? This is standard for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Pours clear golden yellow with large offwhite foaming head. You can hear the beer while you watch the active carbonation. Strong aroma of citrus and pepper spice. Flavor of light caramel blended with citrus, pepper and light yeast. The palate is smooth, almost creamy (not expected based on clear body) and the pepper and carbonation give a nice finishing zip. Final pour was cloudy and revealed lots of floaties.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
A good Leffe, deep and complexe finish, but this beer has a real personality. I donít get bored of it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 27, 2005
A long chain of aromas that completely leave different arom from that one of departure. complicated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
Pale golden-orange color with a fluffy, very finely beaded head. Lemony hops dominate the nose. Light sweetness on the tongue followed by a light yeasty spiciness all wrapped up by those lemony hops again. A very light, refreshing trippel with the alcohol well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2005
Pale orange colour with a fast diminishing head. A good lemon-like flavour. (Bottle 33cl)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1072) - SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2005
A present from a pal who lives in Lille, this is bottle conditioned so is a bit hazy when poured. The nose is typically "leffe", rich and malty, this is a smooth and satisfying brew, the hefty 8.4% alc isnít really noticable...nice stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Pale banana baby food hue. Average sized, off-white, frothy head. Great deal of fruit in the aroma; bananas, pineapples, pears, melons. Also some pepper, sweet white bread and a hint of anise. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor. Lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium full body, watery texture, lively carbonation. If only the flavor were as strong as the aroma.


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